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Charolais breeder goes for the Jugular at Carlisle

Charolais breeder goes for the Jugular at Carlisle

Charolais met a strong commercial demand with 67 bulls selling to an average of £4,963 and peaking at 14,000gns at the Carlisle Spring Charolais sale on Saturday 14 May. Commenting on the sale the BCCS chairman Steven Nesbitt said, “The quality Charolais cattle forward of good conformation and correctness were readily sold. The feedback from […]

Charolais to 9,000gns at Welshpool

Charolais to 9,000gns at Welshpool

Charolais bulls met with strong demand at Welshpool on Saturday 30th April, with 31 bulls selling to a top price of 9,000gns and an average of £4176 with an overall clearance rate of 76%. Leading the bids at 9,000gns was the red ticket winner Maerdy Jogger, bred and exhibited by Esmor Evans, Mold, Flintshire. This […]

Breeding value for sires for feed intake

Breeding value for sires for feed intake

Dutch dairy farmers can now view how feed efficient the offspring of sires are. The Netherlands is one of the first countries in the world publishing this breeding value. The increased world population requires efficient food productions, especially the production of animal proteins. This breeding value is a tool to achieve that. The publication of […]

Much Improved Charolais Sale at Holsworthy

Much Improved Charolais Sale at Holsworthy

A small but high-quality offering of Charolais bulls saw a high of 4,400gns at the South West Charolais Association’s annual sale at Holsworthy on Wednesday 13th April, where bulls averaged £3,159 with a clearance rate of 75%. Leading the bids at 4,400gns was the May 2014-born Trenestrall Jack sired by Springfarm Eldon and out of […]

Holstein UK’s coveted All Britain Award winners announced

Holstein UK’s coveted All Britain Award winners announced

Holstein UK announces the winners of its sought-after 2015 All Britain Award on Saturday 12 March at the All Britain Awards presentation dinner and dance in Carlisle, held in conjunction with the UK Dairy Expo. Voted on by the Breed Society’s National Judges panel, the 2015 winners are a true reflection of the best Holsteins […]

Hope at last for UK Bison Farmers, says MEP

Hope at last for UK Bison Farmers, says MEP

Bison Farmers across the UK are now one step closer to solving a number of difficulties they had been facing with UK and EU legislation thanks to Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin. The issue facing Bison farmers was first brought to Miss McClarkin’s attention by Leicestershire bison farmers, George and Ruth Wakeling, of Bouverie Lodge, who […]

Decision on open access to Welsh countryside should not be rushed

Decision on open access to Welsh countryside should not be rushed

With huge concerns from farmers and landowners in Wales around the proposed open access charter, the National Sheep Association (NSA) urges the Welsh Government not to rush a decision before all associated issues are fully considered. The Welsh Government is consulting on an open access charter, which it claims would improve access to the outdoors […]

Auctioneers refuse to announce the number of livestock movements without clarity from large abattoirs

Auctioneers refuse to announce the number of livestock movements without clarity from large abattoirs

Several of the larger abattoirs have started penalising beef producers for supplying cattle that have been moved more than three times during their lifetime. Finishers are therefore asking auction marts to display details of the number of movements for cattle when they are selling them at market. The Livestock Auctioneers Association (LAA) is calling on […]

Edenhurst Charolais sale grosses £437K

Edenhurst Charolais sale grosses £437K

The dispersal of the Edenhurst Charolais herd on behalf of Peter and Vanessa Vasey within Borderway Mart, Carlisle grossed in excess of £437,000 including semen sales. There was a packed ringside of Charolais enthusiasts, who had been drawn to the sale to give the Vasey family a fitting send off after almost forty years of […]

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